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2008-07-24, 03:05 #1
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- Mar 2004
- White Oak, Pennsylvania, USA
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Multiple Criteria Requests (2002 - SP3)
We have a query that links two tables. The two tables are a table of names and a table of marriage dates, each indexed by a Family Number and a Member Number ID (these two fields make up the index for the Names table).
The query has a criteria that asks the operator to enter a date to use to select records from the marriage date table.
The difficulty is that the criteria asks for the date 4 times. Is there a reason for this and a way to have the criteria question occur only once?
2008-07-24, 03:21 #2
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- Mar 2002
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Re: Multiple Criteria Requests (2002 - SP3)
Without knowing the design of the query I can't tell why the query prompts four times, but the solution is usually to create a form (say frmParameter) with a text box (say txtDate) whose Format has been set to Medium Date or another date format. Replace the parameter in the query with a reference to the text box, i.e. if you have [Enter the Date] in the criteria of the query, change it to [Forms]![frmParameter]![txtDate] (using the names that you gave the form and text box.
The user must open the form and enter a date, then open the query or a form or report based on the query. This could be done from a command button on the frmParameter form.